Mental Health Connecticut (MHC) envisions a future where wellbeing is rooted in respect for the condition of being human. We get closer to realizing this future vision each day through our mission of partnering with individuals, families, and communities to create environments that support long-term health and wellness.
In our world, “environment” has many meanings, from a welcoming, safe home and other physical spaces to the conditions that allow an individual to thrive, overcome barriers, strengthen social connections, and achieve goals. In programs and policy, MHC advocates for system-wide change through the use of Social Determinants of Health, Cultural Humility, and other equity-based frameworks.
Overall, we believe that the abstraction of community-wide wellbeing is tangible, and that mental wellness is attained by individuals when root causes and obstacles are addressed through unified efforts.